Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 31
  2. Negative: 12 out of 31
  1. 38
    [Figgis] has made a thriller that thrills us only if we abandon all common sense. Of course preposterous things happen in all thrillers, but there must be at least a gesture in the direction of plausibility, or we lose patience.
  2. Richard Jeffries' script tosses together bits of plot borrowed from such "bad things happen when you leave the city" classics as "Straw Dogs" and "Deliverance" without any awareness of how or why genre conventions work.
  3. Reviewed by: Laine Ewen
    38
    Clunky and riddled with clichés from start to finish, which is a shame because the cast is able and is led by Oscar-nominated director Mike Figgis.
  4. The most disturbing aspect of Cold Creek Manor -- a predictable, disjointed "Cape Fear" knockoff -- is that a script this disjointed and unoriginal could actually get the Hollywood green light.
  5. Reviewed by: Reilly Capps
    30
    This movie isn't a thriller, it's an insomnia killer.
  6. 30
    About as thrilling as cleaning out your garage.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    30
    CCM's dissipated endgame borrows soggily from "The Ring," resulting in something that wouldn't make it past the first script meeting for Scary Movie 4.
  8. 25
    It's sad to see risk-taking director Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas, Hotel) do a generic thriller for a paycheck and then not even screw with the rules.
  9. A gothic thriller called Cold Creek Manor extrudes an 80-minute idea -- I may be overgenerous here -- into 118 minutes that feel like an eternity.
  10. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    20
    Figgis is clueless on how to make a thriller. He falls into all the traps of a first-time suspense director, and he can't help but focus on all the depressing faults of the shockingly dull characters.
  11. It's discouraging to witness a filmmaker who clearly yearns for the indie world yield to the temptations of mindless movie manufacturing. At least Figgis made it as soulless as possible.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. BrianA.
    Dec 12, 2007
    3
    Why was this made. There was no point to this. the chick was kinda hot, but that was it. Story had no surprises what soever.
  2. Feb 24, 2013
    4
    Usually a story like this is the setting for a ghostly horror movie. In this case, it's the setting for a movie. The story itself wasn't thatUsually a story like this is the setting for a ghostly horror movie. In this case, it's the setting for a movie. The story itself wasn't that bad, but Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone have no chemistry what so ever....and then there's Stephen Dorff. THIS is the tough guy, out of prison, who wants his house back??? This little twerp?! Who did the casting for this movie? Even the kids wouldn't be scared of Stephen Dorff! I general like the people in the cast of this film, but it's like they did this movie as a favor to someone. It really doesn't flow, the characters are unbelievable, and the story was just OK. I'd say pass on this one. Full Review »
  3. MelancholicAlcoholic
    Feb 8, 2008
    2
    This was the first movie I watched and wondered: What was the point of this? There was no point, the story tells nothing new, or surprising, This was the first movie I watched and wondered: What was the point of this? There was no point, the story tells nothing new, or surprising, it was like all actors thought: "Hey, you know what I got some time to kill, the first 2 weeks of May, lets make a run-of-the-mill thriller". Or whatever. Waste of good actors like Lewis and Dorff. Full Review »